Mary Straight

20 December 1736–
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Straight was born on 20 December 1736, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Henry Straight, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Sunderlin, was 31.

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Henry Straight
Sarah Sunderlin
Elizabeth Straight
Mary Straight
Rose Straight
Capt. Joseph Straight
Henry Straight II
Daniel Straight
Sarah Straight
Rebecca Straight

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Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 40

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 40

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English streÊ’t ‘straight’, ‘upright’, presumably applied in either a literal or figurative sense.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Marcey Straight, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Mary Straight, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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